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APPLE WAXES AND CODING

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Apples are coated with waxes to increase its shelf life. It can be natural or artificial wax. Different coding is used for apples as given below

5 Digit Starting with 9 -> 9xxxx   Organic

5 Digit Starting with 8 -> 8xxx Genetically Modified Fruit

4 Digit               -> xxxx Conventionally Grown contains Pesticides     

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Grapes

  • Due to their well-known therapeutic value, grapes can be used as a cure for asthma.
  • Grapes are a wonderful source of micro-nutrients like copper, iron, and manganese, all of which are important in the formation and strengthening of the bones.
  • Grapes increase the nitric oxide levels in the blood, which prevents blood clots.  Therefore, grapes are an effective way to reduce the chances of heart attacks.
  • Ripe grape juice is an important home remedy for curing migraines.
  • Grapes are very effective in overcoming and eliminating constipation.
  • Grapes can substantially reduce the acidity of uric acid and they also help to eliminate acid from the system, thereby reducing the stress and pressure on the kidneys.
  • Grapes contain a compound called pterostilbene, which has the capacity to lower a person’s cholesterol levels
  • Red grapes have strong anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties that can protect you from infections.

TIP for Storing Vegetables

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Do not wash vegetables before storing in the refrigerator. The moisture on the surface of the vegetable makes them decay faster. So, wash the vegetable before using it.